While fans have been blessed with Harrison Ford’s return as Han Solo in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it seems the veteran actor won’t be involved in his character’s prequel film that’s slated for 2018.
In an interview with Reuters, Ford was asked who he feels should be cast as the young Han Solo, to which he responded, “I don’t think it’s about being like me, it’s about us being like Han Solo.”
Said Ford, “So I’m sure whoever is responsible for that film, and I’m not, will think through the issues and problems of doing such a thing … Let’s make them responsible for those questions you might think to ask me because I’m not involved.”
When asked about his tips for the next actor to play Han Solo, Ford replied, “No, I’m not going to do that.”
As for how “The Force Awakens” has come together, Ford praised the storytelling, which has been carefully crafted over a number of years: “I’m pleased to see the skill with which the story has been rendered…I think it all came together very well.”
Apparently Ford isn’t worried about the success of “The Force Awakens,” as he feels the franchise has grown beyond his control, stating, “I don’t really worry about it any more. I didn’t worry about it then because I felt like it had very little to do with me…I don’t worry about it now because it’s just going to be whatever it is.”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hits screens on December 18. The Han Solo anthology film, to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, is slated for a May 2018 release.
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